Chaundra is a doctoral candidate in the Adult Education and Human Resource Development program at Florida International University. Her dissertation research explores the impact of Alternatives to Violence Project workshops has on incarcerated facilitators and participants. She also serves as the Vice President for Alternatives to Violence Project USA. AVP USA is an association of community, school and prison-based groups offering experiential workshops in personal growth, community development and creative conflict management. Chaundra has been a facilitator for AVP in Miami for over 7 years and serves as the Coordinator for 10-12 workshops per year at two South Florida correctional facilities. Chaundra is currently a Research Assistant with The Education Effect at Florida International University responsible for data collection and research on a university- community partnership in urban schools. She has a MS in Adult Education and Graduate Certificates in Conflict Resolution & Consensus Building as well Women & Gender Studies from Florida International University and a BA from Florida A & M University. She is a native Floridian and resides in Miami-Dade County.